Houston: Seventy-five youth were recognized and honored for their strong sense of community, fostering conversations about Indian culture, and inspiring the next generation of leaders with their contributions on 10 September.
Deputy Consulate General of India Sandeep Choudhary congratulated the awardees and spoke briefly of the importance of connectivity of the youth awardees with those in India.
Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) awarded 75 Hindu youth this year to commemorate India’s ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at the newly renovated auditorium at Sri Meenakshi Temple. More than 500 community members participated in the event. The awardees were selected and included those of Caucasian, African American, Caribbean, Nepali, and Indo-American origin.
HGH and Hindu Temple of The Woodlands Founding member Beth Kulkarni highlighted HGH’s prominent role in “encouraging and mentoring” the youth to take pride in their heritage, identity, and their involvement in their organizations. Renowned strategist, thinker, and motivational speaker Partho Ghosh offered a transformative way of thinking with his keynote address.
Interfaith Ministry of Greater Houston Program Manager Kim Mabry thanked HGH for inviting the Interfaith Ministries to the Hindu Youth Awards ceremony.